Alice Allsworth BA Hons Counselling Studies, Dip Couns, MBACP
Hello I'm Alice - a person-centred counsellor offering a warm and friendly welcome to anyone who needs someone to listen, whether life is getting you down or whether you just need some space to breathe and reflect on your circumstances.
We can all experience stress and distress and having an empathic listener can lighten the load. Whatever your situation sharing it in a safe, non judgemental and confidential space can make all the difference.
You can e-mail or telephone me and we can arrange an initial session so we can explore what you would like to gain from counselling. After that we can go forward with weekly/fortnightly sessions as you wish and review progress at regular intervals. It is important that you feel comfortable with all the arrangements in order to benefit more effectively from our time together.
Working with Loss, Grief and Trauma
I have worked with adults and young people facing loss and bereavement at the Cornish charity Penhaligon's Friends. I have also supported bereaved adults and those coping with divorce and separation. Losses happen throughout our lives and can leave us feeling anxious and insecure as we try to cope and carry on with the change in our circumstances.
As a volunteer with a women's aid charity I have supported women experiencing domestic abuse and anxiety amongst other difficulties. Facing my own losses and life's traumas has been part of my journey as a counsellor and I have fulfilled a life long ambition along the way.
I draw on other therapies to provide an integrative approach where necessary, meeting you at your point of need and enabling you to explore your issues.
I am also a Qualified Clinical Supervisor and Counselling Supervisor. I can offer supervision to NHS and health and social care staff having worked in both the NHS and private sector as a nurse. ( See Supervisor listing)
My teaching experience over many years as a group facilitator and trainer equips me to facilitate a variety of groups in different settings. I love working with groups, meeting new people and enabling the group to discover new things for themselves
I am a "people person" and passionate about supporting you through your own journey of growth and change. There is a minimal amount of paperwork to complete in the first session and confidentiality is assured.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed the following studies relevant to counselling and supervision (not an exhaustive list )
- BA (Hons) Counselling Studies
- Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Level 5)
- Level 6 Qualified Counselling Supervisor
- Level 6 Qualified Group Facilitator
- Professional Certificate in Management (Level 6 Open University)
- Certificate in Education
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- CPD in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, End of Life Care, Self Neglect
- Childhood Loss and Grief Levels 1 & 2
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I can offer an initial session as a "getting to know you" meeting, if you wish, which will be half an hour and cost £20.
Each subsequent session will last for 1 hour and the fee will be £40.00
I can offer a reduced fee for low income situations.
I can offer a reduced fee for key workers.
Concessions offered for
Please telephone me or e-mail to contact me to discuss what you are looking for. I can explain how and where to meet for an initial session. We can then decide how best I can help you and arrange times to suit you.
A recent testimonial
"You are indeed a 'safe pair of hands', Alice. I think everyone who comes into contact with you recognises this...To talk with you is to know that the the world can be managed and challenges risen to and that is a remarkable gift to possess. I am sure your clients felt they were with a very sure and wise guide - as indeed you are."